The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival event held around every New Year (in January-February area) since 1963. A big Chinese tourist attraction and an unbelievably structured sight lasting around a month.
It’s essentially a winter activities attraction park with things such as ice skating, swimming and amazing sculptures with huge life-sized buildings made entirely of ice and snow across the Songhua River and Zhaolin Garden. And to top it off, add numerous installed colorful lights and a firework display to end the night.
I discovered this when watching a travel documentary show a long time back (can’t even remember when), but a friend from Taiwan told me recently that she was visiting the city and it reminded me of it again.
Maybe I’ll post an album with series of photos from this years event (well… next years in 2013) in the future.